discussion about Web 2.0 and associated issues the other day: bopuc/weblog: It’s not about you. Check it out, both his excellent post and the comments.
Archives for March 2006
Frank Gruber published an article called The State of Online Feed Readers. I have never found an online reader I like very much – and I have tried – but this article gives a good overview of what’s out there. Right now my personal choice is NewsGator Online, because of its synch capabilities with NetNewsWire.
I don’t understand the hype about Rojo, which I find to be needlessly crippled by the fact that it tries way too hard to be viral. In several places in Rojo the user is presented with the ability to add a friend’s email address to make them a “contact”. Uh, right. There’s not a chance I’m going to put an email address in there and have them spammed by yet another such service. Rojo does give the ability to search for contact, but without really robust discoverability, the whole “contacts” business (in Rojo and many others) is pretty lame.
is still a fascinating subject, though if anything the newspapers appear to be moving even further away from “getting it” than ever. Alan Rusbridger is the editor of The Guardian and has some important thoughts on the subject that he delivered in a speech on the 16th of March in London. Jeff Jarvis has posted a detailed summary with quotes on his blog, BuzzMachine.
this week features Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield and they have published a pretty good article related to Flickr and the whole “Web 2.0” phenomenon: The New Wisdom of the Web.
at least for now. I’ve signed up for Google’s AdSense program and I’m going to experiment with having a few ads on this site. I don’t expect that they will remain there indefinitely, but hopefully they won’t be too intrusive.
Comments are always welcome, pro or con!